English | دری

David Beckham tops UK and Irish sport rich list

in International Business

David Beckham tops UK and Irish sport rich list

David Beckham has topped a list of the richest people in sport in the UK and Ireland.

The LA Galaxy footballer, 37, was in pole position with a fortune of £160m, according to the annual Sunday Times sport rich list.

In terms of the world’s richest athletes, Mr Beckham was only 10th, as golfer Tiger Woods led with £538m.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova was the richest female athlete, with earnings boosted by lucrative endorsement deals.

There were 48 footballers in the top 100 in the UK and Ireland.

But the second place after Mr Beckham went to Paul Caddick, the property and construction entrepreneur who runs rugby league club Leeds Rhinos.

No current British or Irish athletics competitor – that is, a cyclist, track and field athlete or swimmer – made the top 100 in the year of the London Olympics.

Last year, Mr Beckham was number two with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in first place at £190m.

Globally, in 2012, Mr Woods was followed by German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher and basketball legend Michael Jordan.

 



Related Articles

Cyprus receives first installment of its bailout funds

Cyprus has received 2bn Euros, the first installment of a 10bn-Euro bailout package, from the European Union (EU) and the

McDonald’s profit hit by the strength of the dollar

McDonald’s net income fell to USD 1.46bn in the third quarter, down from USD 1.51bn last year, after being by

H.P. Chairman Steps Down

In another upheaval for the board of Hewlett-Packard, the company said on Thursday that Raymond J. Lane, its embattled chairman,

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.